Global Minor Use Summit IV

Leveraging Agricultural Technology for a Growing World

On February 5 – 9, 2024, the Minor Use Foundation will bring together growers, regulators, researchers, and crop protection professionals in Madrid, Spain for the fourth Global Minor Use Summit (GMUS-4) for the purpose of:

Sharing information about common threats to the cultivation of minor use crops.

Setting an innovative research agenda to address minor use needs.

Building meaningful partnerships to facilitate international collaboration.

The Summit will provide technical guidance and key information to minor use growers and other stakeholders grappling with increasingly complex issues surrounding pesticide regulation. It will help them build relationships with leaders in this field that span the gamut, from regulatory agencies around the world, to crop protection companies, to grower groups that are finding new ways to manage pests and diseases.

Participants will engage in the discussion of global challenges and solutions. They will also have the opportunity to seek assistance with emerging issues affecting specialty crop production in their countries and lay the groundwork for future research collaborations.

This will be the fourth Global Minor Use Summit. GMUS-1 was held in 2007 in Rome, Italy. GMUS-2 was held in 2011 also in Rome, Italy; and GMUS-3 was held in 2017 in Montreal, Canada. Previous summits have convened 300+ people from over 50 countries to discuss the unique challenges facing minor use growers.  

Please mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information and registration details.

If you’re interested in speaking at or sponsoring GMUS-4, please reach out to the Anna Gore, Director of Operations for the Minor Use Foundation at

What:   Global Minor Use Summit IV – Leveraging Agricultural Technology for a Growing World

Where: Madrid, Spain at the hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding

When:  February 5-9, 2024

Why:     GMUS-4 will bring together global agricultural experts and growers to explore the unique challenges of specialty crop cultivation and international trade.

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